Be Strong and Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): All Leader Resources

The Point: As you lead, submit to God’s authority and direction. Leader Extra: Opening Activity Use the following story to introduce Question #1. On May 5th, the town of Indian Head, Maryland, population about 4,000, elected Brandon Paulin as mayor. Brandon, at age 19, is the youngest elected mayor in Maryland history. He is a […]

Like Glue, Session 6 (Stick With Acceptance): Additional Questions

The Point: Strong relationships are not hindered by differences of opinion. Opening Question What do you like best about arguments and disagreements? When have you had to admit you were wrong? Complete this statement: Strong differences of opinion can lead to strong… Do you think a perfect world would be where people are all alike […]

Like Glue, Session 5 (Stick With Humility): Additional Questions

The Point: Humbly place the needs of others before your own. Opening Question When have you felt awkward as another family’s dinner guest? What images come to mind when you hear the word “submission”? How has the world’s attitude toward submission changed in your lifetime? Why do many consider submission a dirty word? What is […]

Like Glue, Session 4 (Stick With Service): Additional Questions

The Point: Seize the opportunity to serve.   Opening Question Have you ever gotten really excited to buy something, and then never used it? When have you had a great experience with customer service? How is service the superglue of relationships? When’s the last time you received stellar service? What responsibilities in your life most […]

Like Glue, Session 3 (Stick With Forgiveness): Additional Questions

The Point: Relationships grow deeper with forgiveness Opening Question What’s the hardest test you’ve ever taken? What would you say are the #1 killers and keepers of intimacy in relationships? When is forgiveness easy and not so easy? What was the best customer service experience you’ve had when a business had to tell you “we’re […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick with Encouragement): Live It Out Option for Parents

Children are individually unique. Consider the differences in your children. (If you only have one child, consider the differences between yourself and your siblings or friends.) God created each person with different characteristics and interests. Christians have differing talents and spiritual gifts. How do you encourage your children to use their uniqueness to serve the […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): Additional Questions

The Point: Encouragement strengthens relationships.   Opening Question What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep? What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Name the top five things you think humans absolutely must have to survive and thrive. If you were stranded on a desert island, what, besides food and water, would you need […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Additional Questions

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The Point: Let love permeate every relationship Opening Question Would you rather eat stale bread or drink day-old coffee? What could use a little “freshening up” in your life? Who was your first good friend in elementary school and what made you become friends? What was the first birthday party you were invited to attend […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick with Love): Conclusion Option for Parents

Replace Question #5 with the following option: Have a volunteer read the following aloud: “Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. ⌊Love⌋ finds no joy in unrighteousness but […]

Like No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): Live It Out Option for Parents

Vertical and Horizontal Our vertical relationship with God and our horizontal relationships with others are indicators of our spiritual maturity. Below, circle areas of that need work in each of these relationships. Vertical: (with God) Time in Bible study; Time in Prayer; Time in Meditation; Grateful Attitude, Good, Faithful Horizontal: (with family, children, coworkers, etc.) Loving, […]